Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said the government will strictly tackle characters like Tahirul Qadri to foil their designs of spreading anarchy in the country. He said that law will take its course in violent incidents that left over 100 policemen injured. He said that the government will collar those who are spreading anarchy in the country.
Talking to the media persons in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said that they did not create any hurdles in the return of Tahirul Qadri.
However, law will take its course in the violent incidents that left over one hundred police personnel of Islamabad and Punjab police injured.
He said that the rogues of Tahirul Qadri broke bones of the police personnel who were performing their duties, saying that the persons will be taken up who staged drama at Lahore airport and created commotion.
Pervez Rasheed said that the workers of Awami Tehreek tortured more than 100 police officials in Rawalpindi. He said that Tahirul Qadri is trying to divert the attention from the North Waziristan operation.
He said that Tahirul Qadri came to Pakistan at his own will but will leave the country when allowed by the law.
The Minister said that , on the directions of Tahirul Qadri, workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek resorted to violence against the police personnel, which is highly regretable and condemnable.
Federal Information Minister Pervez Rasheed said Dr. Tahirul Qadri arrived in Pakistan with his wish, but he will now go through law to leave the country.
Pervaiz Rasheed said that Qadri’s armed men and baton-wielding targeted policemen on Qadri’s directives at the airport on Monday.
A new form of terrorism, along with the one already existing, is being introduced in Pakistan, brought by a person from abroad. He said they will fight this menace with courage, saying that they will stamp out both form of terrorism from the country.
“Hooligans backed by Dr. Qadri were obstructing the law-abiding protectors of government (on arrival of Dr. Qadri on June 23). Media camera captured the entire scene. I am here to inquire after those policemen. They are over 100 in strength who were beaten up by Qadri’s supporters,” information minister said.
Pervez Rasheed alleged that Qadri asked his workers to beat up law enforcers who stopped them. Several policemen are critically injured. Most of them suffered wounds to sensitive parts of the body, he added.
He said that attempts are underway to divert attention from a core issue. Pak Army operation is going on in North Waziristan Agency and attempts are made to divert its attention from there, he said.
“Those migrating from NWA are not very huge in strength. We can accommodate and facilitate those people very well. This is a country of 180 million people,” he said.
Pervaiz Rasheed said, “We will collar those who are spreading anarchy in the country, and we will facilitate to the core our North Waziristan people.”
He reiterated that police were stationed at airport to protect passengers and Tahirul Qadri. But Dr. Qadri’s supporters smashed the law enforcers, which was condemnable.
He said a man of foreign origin is introducing a new form of terrorism in the country but we will defeat him as well as the terrorists in North Waziristan.
He said certain elements are trying to divert our attention from the operation in North Waziristan where the battle for the peace and security of the country is being fought. But we will foil their nefarious designs and will not allow the terrorists to escape.
Responding to a question, the Information Minister said North Waziristan is continuing very successfully and all the targets have fully been achieved. He said the armed forces are fulfilling its responsibilities with the support of the people.
The Information Minister appealed to the people particularly philanthropists to come forward for the assistance of Internally Displaced Persons of the area. He said one hundred and eighty million people can well host their few hundred thousand displaced bretherns.
Earlier, the Minister visited District Headquarters Hospital and inquired about the health of injured police personnel.